Last Minute Gift Ideas from the 2022 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas Day is almost here!

And whether you need just a few more things to complete your shopping list or you’re just getting started, the 2022 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide has you covered.

Filled with tons of gift ideas from over 100 shops, restaurants, services, and attractions in the Downtown Halifax and Spring Garden area, you can find something for everyone on your list.

Here are a few last-minute gift ideas from the Gift Guide for some inspiration:



Ornaments make great gifts for anyone on your list, whether as a hostess gift or a sentimental keepsake. Check out Amos Pewter's annual ornaments for only $23 (this year it features Puffins). Argyle Fine Art has an ornament featuring 'The Shubie Tree' for only $14. Visit The Keyosk in Barrington Place Mall for engravable ornaments to mark special milestones, or stop by Latte-Da Coffee Tea Bistro & Gifts in the Halifax Seaport area and pick up a handcrafted Ashwurks ornament and a hot chocolate to go. 

Food & Drink

No one is going to turn away someone bearing gifts of food and drink! Grab a box of holiday chocolates from Peace by Chocolate, a rum cake from Rum Runners Cake Factory, a mystery box filled with candy from Underground Snax, or pick up a bottle of local wine from Bishop's Cellar

'Green' Gifts

Want to shop sustainable this year? Pop by KingsPIER Vintage in the Historic Properties for some sustainable fashion (they also sell gift cards). Visit Audrey Too in Bishop's Landing for a household plant (literally a 'green' gift) - their Christmas cactuses are only $6! Or check out Patagonia Halifax in the Brewery Market for durable clothing guaranteed to last for years. 

Hobbies & Activities

Strange Adventures is a great place for those people in your life who love comics and graphic novels. Stop by The Board Room Game Cafe for a new game - their staff can help recommend a game for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. And check out The Loop Modern Fibre Craft on Barrington Street for those who may like to knit, crochet, embroider, and needle-felt (or for those who want to learn), or grab some art supplies from DeSerres for kids of all ages.  

Gift Cards

And gift cards also make great gifts and are the perfect size to stuff into a stocking:

  • Want to surprise that teen or young adult in your life that loves music and dancing? Try a gift card from House of Eights Dance Studio.
  • Have an adult in your life who loves music and food? A gift card for The Carleton would fit the bill!
  • Know someone who could use some relaxation? A gift card for a massage or pedicure from Life SalonSpa would be appreciated. 
  • Have someone on your list who you have no idea what to get them? Try a Southwest Shop Card, a gift card that will work at any of the stores or restaurants in Bishop's Landing.  

For more last minute gift ideas, take a look through the online version of the 2022 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide